"Turkey signs key EU protocol
Refuses to recognize Cyprus, an EU member state
Friday, July 29, 2005; Posted: 6:35 p.m. EDT (22:35 GMT)
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- Turkey signed an accord Friday extending its customs union with the European Union to Cyprus and other new EU members -- a key step toward opening membership talks with the bloc -- but said its signature was not recognition of the Cypriot government."
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